"The Celestial order and the beauty of the universe compel me to admit that there is some excellent and eternal being, who deserves the respect and homage of men."
-Marcus Tallius Cicero
Hi Everyone,
Happy New Year! For me, this is the year of gratitude, love, acceptance, compassion and most of all, the celebration of beauty! I want to see the beauty in "all" things including myself.
I think sometimes when we see God's perfection in ourselves we feel like we are not humble beings, but I know now that it's just the opposite. God wants us to see beauty and "be" beauty. Beauty is a "tricky" word these days with the media bombarding our eyes, ears and minds with their interpretation of such a precious emotion.
"Beauty......It's a God thing!"
--- Magnolia Pearl
Love and beauty to all,
--- Pearl
P.S. Happy Birthday to my true love John.


laura venosa dellaporta said...

Thank You Pearl for always sharing your beauty! Oh Yes to be & stay close to God & be a part of the real beauty that is the celebration. If you know what I am sayong...Wishing You & your loved ones all the best for the coming year.

Tammy said...

Happy New Year, and happy birthday John!

Gratitude is one of my goals this year, too, as well as remembering to live in each moment, and slow down to enjoy the simple things in life. I am now also adding beauty to my list!

Thank you for sharing your beauty with us. I count you and the way you inspire me among my blessings!

Counting Your Blessings said...

"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word." (Heb 1:3)

Definitely a God thing!

Thanks for your beautiful words. *smiles* Blessings... Polly (p.s. Happy Birthday, John)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it refreshing to find someone who has no guile? I am drawn to those who have an aura of "what you see is what you get." They are truly beautiful with all their imperfections, wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Pearl, your art has helped me to appreciate that, not only in "stuff", but more importantly in myself and others. Beautiful. May you always leave your curtain open. May God continue to bless the work of your hands,...Kathi

Violet Bella said...

love your personal quote robin!

james bday is tomorrow!

happy birthday to john!!!

much love,

Theatre Du Boheme said...

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to John~

I bought your book today and I am getting ready to sink into the couch (at my hotel (hubbys' o a biz trip and I'm with him)....what better way to spend my time while he's away than reading your book. I leafed through it quickly, but now plan to read it from cover to cover!!

I know I am going to love it!!!!

You are a "pearl"~



P.s. Beauty is on my list of priorities this year. Thanks for reminding me of the ultimate in divine love~The artist who created all the natural beauty that exists...in reality and in my imagination!

Sandra Darling ~ Visual Art Creations said...

beautiful post "beauty" thankyou for your kind and beautiful post ... such humilty ... such insite!!

much love to you and yours!

Sandra Darling xoxo

GardenDesigner said...

I know what you mean where the Humbleness come into play... This year I am trying to let myself be the artist I know God wants me to be ... by using the gifts, and talents I was born with!
Every time I look at your website I t gives me courage to be myself and not let others deter me...Or make fun of me!

Thanks for having the GUMPShun
( Is that a real word? LOL)
to just Be you! and with your special Flair!!

Cheerio! and Many Many Blessing to you Both!

Anonymous said...

Pearl -A.K.A. -"Beauty",
Thank God for you! I do!!!!
Happy New Year to you and John.
I new have a year of your blogs to look forward to.
Hope you are warm on the outside, 'cause I know you are warm on the inside!